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Deportation is removal of a non-citizen from a country because they do not have a legal right to enter or remain there, have been convicted of a serious crime or are regarded as a threat to national security.
Victoria Law Foundation. “Legal glossary” (2015)
The act of removing a person to another country. Order issued by an immigration judge, expelling an alien from the United States. A deportation has certain consequences regarding the number of years within which a deportee may not legally immigrate. There are also criminal consequences for reentry within a prescribed time period.
National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)